Little Pan Staging Area

Table Mesa Recreation Area

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Table Mesa Rd.
New River, AZ 85087
623-580-5500
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GPS: 34.0042, -112.1613

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 1927 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
AT&T 3G
4bars
Sprint 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G
5bars
T-Mobile 3G
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Deb Spencer
AR
32 Carriage Domani
2015 GMC 2500
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Stunning views and great sites but noise level VERY high with guns, ATV's & 4-wheelers. ”

Reviewed Feb 21, 2017

Overall Rating

We camped on the road at the Black Canyon Trail Head. Roads are hard packed dirt/clay/rocks. We started going to Little Pan and were stopped by an ATV that redirected us to the BC trailhead area where the road was better. So we turned around and turned off at the Trailhead parking area and took the road further back. We found a very nice spot with lush green grass and amazing views.

It's a stunning location for sure, but just be prepared for non-stop gun fire...dawn until dusk...every day. Also, there was a steady stream of ATV's, motorcycles & 4-wheelers. It rained for two days straight while we were here and thought we would get a reprieve from all of the above. But they kept up the activities rain or shine.

We were concerned about getting out on the muddy roads. Especially after guys with their 4-wheel trucks came out and started doing donuts in the middle of the camp area tearing the roads up even further. After a couple of sunny days our road dried out enough the we made it out.

We probably will not come back to this place. As beautiful as it was, the noise level was excessive.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
Days stayed: 14

KenjiFox would stay here again

Reviewed Jan 31, 2017

Overall Rating

Heads up
The roads getting in here can be a little rough. Take it slow and you will be fine with just about any vehicle or rig though. Hard pack clay with wash crevices, rocks, and if rainy, a little mud. No sand. You won't get stuck.

Primarily and off roading location so it isn't always quiet. Shooting range about a mile back as well, so distant gunshots can be heard. Nothing you could hear while in an RV on site though. Standard BLM 14 day in 28 day period stay limit.

Wonderful BLM land with off road trails. A great place to camp and relax. No worries about mud in the pit area as it is coated in crushed rock. There are even well kept vault toilets here.

Another pro is full signal T-Mobile LTE, even without a band 12 capable phone. Sprint and AT&T also work here. I did not test Verizon. (I am sure it works though.)

There is a fair amount of litter along the sides of the trails and near the parking areas. Shame on anyone who would discard refuse here. Pack it in, pack it out. Don't you want your grand children to be able to come here and enjoy riding and camping too? I have no children, but we all share these public lands. Let's do everything we can to keep it that way.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 3G
4bars
Sprint 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G
5bars
T-Mobile 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
Pets:
  • pets

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